Training Investment for Mi'kmaq
Mi'kmaq in Cape Breton and eastern Nova Scotia will soon have access to skills and job-readiness training to prepare for the good jobs opening up across the province.
Premier Darrell Dexter was in Membertou First Nation March 5 to announce $640,000 over two years for the Unama'ki Economic Benefits Office. The investment will fund programs that will help ensure people are ready to fill good jobs in industries seeking workers.
"One of the three pillars of the provinces jobsHere plan to grow the economy is training," said Premier Dexter. "This investment will help ensure there are opportunities for people to learn valued skills for good jobs.
"It will also help build a stronger, more diverse workforce because government knows that diversity strengthens workplaces and helps meet the demand for workers."
The funding from the Department of Labour and Advanced Education will help provide trade and industry specific training and for about 400 people and lead to employment for about 200 Mi'kmaq in seven First Nations communities: Membertou, Eskasoni, Wagmatcook, Waycobah, Chapel Island (Potlotek), Paq'tnkek and Pictou Landing.
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